------------------ Gwendolyn.Me : April 2016

Saturday, 23 April 2016


You guys should know by now that I love Bobbi Brown skincare and makeup. From their foundations to their cleansers and makeup removers. People always do ask me, "Is it really worth it?" 

So today, I'll be reviewing the Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisture Cream and let's see if it's worth every cent to everything it claims to be. 

Just to make it clear for new readers; I have dry combination skin with sensitive skin (Rosecea). The annoying oily T-zone and dry cheeks. Weird right? That's why moisturisers are tricky where it can't be too heavy or too light. I don't really mind layering my skincare at night, but during the day is what I need to look out for. 

I have always thought that the Bobbi Brown Extra range is for dry, dehydrated skin or aging. So when I was given a try on this moisturiser and a few other of the range. I was surprised how it turned out! 

First things first - the scent. I love the scent. It reminds me of lemongrass and citrus. Can't really get a hang of what the scent is as there is quite a few ingredient in there (which we will get into it later). If you've smelt and used the Bobbi Brown Extra Balm Rinse, it is similar to that, but less tangy. 

I love how it comes it their sleek simple packaging. Although the tub is a downside. But it's made of glass and it's sturdy. With the inventions of spatula, I no longer need to dig my nails into the tub. LOL 

Let's see what does it claim to do?

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What it is:
 Extra Repair Moisturizing Cream contains all the benefits of Bobbi’s cult-favorite Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm but with a lightweight, luxurious cream texture that's perfect for layering and prepping skin for seamless foundation application.

Who it's for: It's ideal for normal to extra-dry skin types and perfect for those in humid climates or anyone who prefers a lighter feel for their cream.

Why it's different: This skin-nourishing formula utilizes unique Triple Emulsion Technology to give the cream its lightweight texture while still allowing it to be incredibly moisturizing. It's made with omega-rich sunflower oil—an ingredient packed with essential fatty acids—to provide moisturization without a heavy feel. Glycerin and sodium hyaluronate plump and smooth the appearance of fine, dry lines, while shea butter provides a protective barrier against moisture loss. Skin looks fresher, smoother and firmer for a healthier-looking appearance over time.

How to use: Massage onto clean skin morning and night.

Bobbi’s tip: Perfect makeup starts with smooth, healthy, glowing skin. In addition to helping skin look fresher and more vibrant instantly, Bobbi’s skincare products work like a pre-makeup primer. The skin’s condition changes on a daily basis due to factors like stress, diet and sleep. It’s important to continuously look at the skin to see what it needs. You can also create options in your skincare routine by layering moisturizer.

Formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates 
- Phthalates

Active ingredients: 
-Glycerin and Sodium Hyaluronate: Plump and smooth the appearance of fine, dry lines. 
-Shea Butter: Provides a protective barrier against moisture loss. 
-Omega-Rich Sunflower Oil: An ingredient packed with essential fatty acids that provides moisture without a heavy feel. 
-Triple Emulsion Technology: Gives the cream its lightweight texture while still allowing it to be incredibly moisturising.

Other ingredients: 

What's my verdict?
The Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisture Cream is made for those with normal to dry skin and humid climates. That means, it's suitable for Summer/Malaysia/Singapore countries where the heat and humidity is terrible. My skin loves it as it balance out the combination skin, locks in the moisture for the dry areas without obvious dry patches showing out, my foundation lays on properly and sets nicely and the oily T-Zone does not shine like diamonds. It shows that there is anti-aging properties but I wouldn't say much about that, because in the end, how do you judge if anti-aging properly does work? 

The moisturiser isn't the heavy creamy thick kind of texture but rather a gel kind of cream, it glides on my skin without any tugging and spreads evenly. It absorbs really quickly with no greasy or layer of shine over it. I was surprised even when I layer my skincare at night. I had a semi-matte baby skin look, which was what made me love it! 

The Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisture Cream cost RM335 for 50ml. 
Is it worth it? Yes, even though it's on the pricer end. But it is considered to be a higher end luxury skincare. 
Would I recommend it? Yes. 
Does it claim what it does, I would honestly have to finish the whole tub or at least 3-6 months of constant use in order to review if my skin got immune to it, and if they were any after-effects. But so far, loving it. This made me wanna try the rest of the Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Range. Have you guys tried any yet? 

Till then, Remember! You’re never ugly, only if you’re lazy! :)

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Friday, 8 April 2016


Face powders are one of the most important things I would say regardless of having dry, oily or combination skin. And even if you don't wear foundation, it gives your skin that lasting fresh look.
It could be used to set your foundation, or as a protection barrier to your skincare. It could be used to mattify your skin or give you that extra glow.

Most people are afraid to use it as they think it would cake up your face or make them look older. But it doesn't.

One of my favourite powder is the Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder.

Though the product only comes in one size, 5g, I think it's quite decent since it retails at RM28.15 

This year, Innisfree celebrates it's 10th year anniversary with launching their limited edition no sebum mineral powder packaging. 
Bear in mind, the formulation is the name, just the packaging difference. But how cute it is!!A great gift for your girlfriends. :D

And it is available it 10 different colors with greeting messages in both English and Korean version from;
Thank You
Good Luck
Best Friend Forever
Dreams Come True
You Are the Best

The thing about Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder asides being a replacement for oil control paper and saying bye-bye to greasy oily face, there are also other usage such as; Dry Shampoo, Eye Primer, Deodorant, Matte Lipstick. 

As matte as it sounds and the word "No-Sebum" seems to be shouting everywhere, I suffer from dry sensitive skin with rosecea and the last thing I want is powder drying up my face and dry patches appearing. ugh, hate that! This product doesn't give me that problem. 

You can buy these limited edition no-sebum mineral powder here at
Or their Facebook page at

Till then, Remember! You’re never ugly, only if you’re lazy! :)

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Thursday, 7 April 2016


Most of us who suffers from dandruff, be it oily or dry scalp always would need to be in a dilemma to pick between a dandruff shampoo or a shampoo that repairs your hair. Many of the dandruff shampoo out there such as selsun blue, head&shoulders, or clear or any other, contains ingredients such as selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, coal tar, zinc or anti-fungal agents which are high in chemicals. They are even products that contains menthol for anti-itch leaving you with a nice cool feeling. But all these are temporary relief that doesn't fix your problem.

Many people including me suffer from the itch and the unglam white flakes be it oily scalp or dry scalp. It can be embarrassing! Imagine going out on a first date and the guy sees you with dandruff. How unattractive that can be! #pointsminus for you. LOL

So when Phyto approach me which their new range of anti-dandruff shampoo, I was a little skeptical at first thinking "Real or not want!"

BUT! I decided to give it a try because they claimed to use botanical essence, being paraben-free, fragrance-free and all that.

SO? Let's see...

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Phytosquam - A unique formula that no longer requires to choose between anti-dandruff effectiveness and beautiful hair. This is a range which removes dandruff while providing beauty and vitality to the hair.

I really like the packaging, very sleek and simple! 

Phytosquam is a new range that just launched last month and it comes with three products in two different types. 

1. Phytosquam Intense - Anti-dandruff intense treatment shampoo
This is to be used before you shower, massage into your dry scalp and leave it in for 5-7 minutes. Like a pre-shampoo. But once you've added water and massage throughly, it emulsifies and your rinse it off. 

2. Phytosquam Shampoo 
- Anti-dandruff moisturizing shampoo ( For softness & Shine )  
- Anti-dandruff purifying shampoo ( For radiance & Lightness )

Excited or not? LOL

But, i'll leave the reviews till next day. If not it's going to be a never ending post. 

Phytosquam range is available in store at Sephora and it retails at: 
Phytosquam Intense Anti-Dandruff Treatment 200ml - RM140
Phytosquam Anti-Dandruff Moisturising Shampoo 200ml - RM160
Phytosquam Anti-Dandruff Purifying Shampoo 200ml - RM160

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